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Irish Moss
Irish Moss
Frank Beckman

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 775
Location: Ireland
Date: Nov 9, 2002
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2002

Take while on vacation in Ireland

Place: 175 out of 301
Avg (all users): 5.0731
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 4.9172
Avg (non-participants): 5.3626
Views since voting: 793
Votes: 260
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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11/24/2002 09:35:00 PM
(1) COMPOSITION -CONTENT - I look at this, and I cannot be sure what you want me to focus on. The title says “Irish Moss”, and I don’t know what that really is. When I look at the photo, I see two subjects – the two large leaves on the right, and the finer vegetation on the right. In addition, all the bright spots to the right of the leaves are distracting to me.

(2) BACKGROUND - See comment above. The photo is very busy. Lots of things to look at, and I don’t think that all of them are your primary subject.

(3) CAMERA WORK -TECHNICAL – The primary areas all appear to be in focus, and properly processed. I’m guessing that you used the on-camera flash. All the resulting bright spots are highly distracting. This may have been eliminated with more indirect lighting; though I can understand where this may have been difficult to get.

(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING - TECHNICAL - Looks pretty good to me.

(5) YOUR OPINION ON THE PHOTO - Overall, an average ,but good, photo. The positives – a unique subject photographed technically well, are balanced by the negatives – what’s the main subject, and the multiple spotty bright reflections.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2002 03:13:00 AM
Too bad, the flash light did no justice to the unusual texture of these little plants, to much sharpening perhaps as well.
11/15/2002 02:14:00 AM
over-sharpened? :-)
11/14/2002 11:25:00 PM
Which is the irish moss? There appears to be 3 distinctly different plants here. The score actually depends on which is it. The two big round things appear to be your subject but they don't appear to be moss. The large amount of black with a tad of green on the left as I look at it appears to be a moss but it doesj't appear as your subject in the picture. The little bit of oozy stuff on the right could possible be moss of the slimy kind but diffinitely isn't the subject, more like in the way. Right now all I see is a 4. Good focus but possibly bad crop job. This is just my opinion. Maybe others saw it differently. Sorry PTL
11/13/2002 05:27:00 PM
very neat,
11/12/2002 02:29:00 PM
Looks almost like a little forrest. Moss on the left is a little dark, but could be my monitor. Nice depth of field, good focus. 8
11/12/2002 04:48:00 AM
It seems to be a bit over-sharpened. Perhaps that is just your lighting but it detracts from the shot either way. DPz
11/11/2002 12:28:00 PM
Interesting shot. Looks like something you'd see in the bottom of the ocean. The flash left a bit too much glare. Jacko.
11/11/2002 11:55:00 AM
Maybe a different angle would have helped this photo
11/11/2002 08:53:00 AM
Dificult to get a sense of scale with the fractal geometry of nature

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